Coroner rules in man’s death
A man who was shot multiple times with a stun gun by U.S. immigration authorities at a San Diego border crossing died of cardiac arrest, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday.
Francisco Cesena’s cardiac arrest occurred because he was shot with electricity, held face down, and was under the influence of methamphetamine and heroin, according to a report from the coroner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.
The report says the 40year-old El Cajon resident became combative when he returned from Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry Dec. 24 and was told he was being arrested. He was wanted on a felony arrest warrant.
Customs and Border Protection says it will conduct a review after the FBI investigates.